Friday, November 22, 2013

Giveaway Time! And Black Friday News

First of all, The Black Friday news. I don't know about you, but there's no way I'd ever actually go into a store on Black Friday. Too scary! 

I've decided I'm going to have a Black friday sale after all. Free shipping on all orders over $40! yes, free shipping world wide! No code needed. Good at

Now, for the giveaway........

Several of us in a crochet group have gotten together to host a massive giveaway. There will be a lot of winners, everything from coupon codes to knit and crochet patterns, to a couple of patterns. Check out the giveaway gizmo below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck! and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

How to make a simple HTML button

This is how to make a button for promotion on your blog (or for other people's blogs). This button is able to be used anywhere you can put in html coding.

 Step 1:
make an image less than 200X200 pixels (the smaller it is, the more likely it'll be used), have the coupon code (if applicable) and your shop name on the image. Here is the picture I'm going to use it's 125 pixels square, has my brand name running up the side, and SALE in big letters on the bottom. . 

Step 2:
upload the image pretty much anywhere. You just need to have a URL to link to.

step 3: use this code below, replacing anything in all caps with what the words say to put there. then delete the space after the first 2 < symbols

< a href="WEBSITEURL" target="_blank">< img src="IMAGEURL" width="IMAGEPIXELWIDTH" height="IMAGEPIXELHEIGHT" border="0" alt="SHOPNAME" name="Badge" border="0" />

Here is what my code looks like: 

< a href="" target="_blank">< img src="" width="125" height="125" border="0" alt="One Stitch Designs" name="Badge" border="0" />

delete the 2 spaces after the < symbols, and you get this:
One Stitch Designs

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Free Crochet Pattern: Mommy and Me Headband Easy Beginner's Pattern Scrappy Teen, Adult, and Baby Size

Free crochet pattern for the Mommy and Me Headband Set

Mommy And Me Headband Set

Make one or both!

This is a great way to use up those little bits of scrap yarn left over from other projects. 20
yards of dk or worsted weight yarn should be more than enough to make one of these.

Special stitch:
Shell= [dc, ch, dc, ch, dc]

Baby Size up to approximately 9 months:

Ch 61

1) sc in 2nd ch from hook, *skip next ch, shell in next ch, sk next ch, sc in next ch, repeat
from * until you have 8 shells (there will be 20 ch left-first tie), flip work over

2)Working on the other side of the chain, sc in sc, *skip next ch, shell in next ch, sk next
ch, sc in next ch, repeat from * until you have 8 shells. Row 2 should mirror row 1. Now
chain 20. fasten off.

This headband is easily adjusted. To make smaller, subtract 5 chains for each shell, and
work that many shells less. To make larger, either add 5 chains for each shell and work
that many shells more, or just make the ties longer.

Adult size:

ch 91

work as for baby headband, but make 12 shells on each side and end with 30 chains.

©2013 Stephanie Smith/ One Stitch Designs
Pattern is not to be reproduced without the direct permission of Stephanie Smith. You can link to it from anywhere.
You can sell items made from this pattern. Please include pattern credit if you decide to sell finished items made from this.

Happy crocheting!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

More Cuteness From My Toddler

Awwww, there she goes again, being super cute while being bad :)
I was making a hair scarf, and put my needles down to get a drink. Come back, and Anna is holding the knitting needles and looks like she's knitting. I barely got this picture, wish I could have gotten a little video, it was so cute!

Next post: a new free crochet pattern :)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Anna's First Crochet Hook

Anna wanted to help Steven and I work today, but she's only 2 1/2, way too little to help. So Steven went out to the shop, got a piece of wood dowel, and cut the end into a really nice crochet hook shape.

I gave her a piece of string short enough so she wouldn't get hurt, and let her have at it.

Here's the covertly taken photo of her trying to make it work :)

I see lots of yarn in her future!!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Setting Up Shipping on Supadupa

The host I use for is Overall, setting up a shop is pretty easy, but there's one part that gets many people scratching their heads: shipping.

The hardest part about setting up your own website with Supadupa is the shipping.

Supadupa's shipping is calculated based on the weights you give each item or the price you set. You could do $10 shipping on a 1 lb item, or $10 shipping on an order of $90, whichever you want.

For this, we will be looking at shipping based on weight. 

Shipping is calculated on a base 10 system. Meaning 1 lb is 1 and 8 oz is 0.5.

here's a full chart to help you:
oz  =     actual weight  (what you should enter into the system)

1 oz = 0.0625 (0.06)
2 oz = 0.125 (0.12)
3 oz = 0.187 (0.18)
4oz = 0.25
5 oz = 0.3125 (0.31)
6 oz = 0.375 (0.37)
7 oz = 0.4375 (0.43)
8 oz = 0.5
9 oz = 0.5625 (0.56)
10 oz = 0.625 (0.62)
11 oz = 0.6875 (0.68)
12 oz = 0.75
13 oz = 0.8125 (0.81)
14 oz = 0.875 (0.87)
15 oz = 0.9375 (0.93)
16 oz = 1

Alternatively,  you could just use 1 as 1 oz and have 6 be 6 oz, 7 be 7 oz, etc. That may be easier for many people. If you use the metric system, substitute pound for kilogram.

In the US, we have a website where you can enter your package info and it'll tell you how much that package will cost to ship. Bookmark that link, it's your new best friend! This page will tell you how much every sort of package will cost, and you can use the info to figure out how much to charge people for each weight amount. Keep this open while setting up shipping.

Now we go to enter shipping costs into your new website!. From your dashboard (or any page in the shop admin area) click shop settings, then click shipping

 Start by clicking the check box for North America, then hover over the empty bar to the right of where it says North America Your screen will look like this.

Click to "add a weight based charge." Now here, you will be adding shipping that covers all of North America (this is a regional charge), then you'll need to add other charges that override that for specific countries.

Once you have your shipping charges set up for all of North America, then you can start to set up the overriding charges for certain countries. If you live in the US, then you would need to over ride for the US and Canada (and maybe Mexico, I don't override Mexico- it's too close to the other countries to worry about).

As you can see, after you set up Canada shipping, you can also set up an override to certain provinces (you'll only need this if you live in Canada). You can do the same thing in the US, override for certain states.
Say you live in Miami, Florida, and you need to send 2 identical packages, one to Tampa, and one to Houston, Texas. Unless you use first class mail, or a flat rate priority box, the Texas package will cost more than the Tampa package. That's what the state/province specific overrides are for :)

There are no other countries that have the state/ province specific over rides, and you might only need them if you live in the same country.

Once your finished adding any country/ state/ province specific override charges, then determine if you need to uncheck any of the countries listed. If you cannot ship to a certain country, you will need to uncheck that country's box.

As you can see in the above screenshot, under the Caribbean, I have Cuba unchecked, because the US has a trade embargo against Cuba. Check trade sanctions for your country. Other common reasons for not being able to ship to a certain country are: that country's customs office won't allow your product into the country, and you just don't want to ship to that country for whatever reason.

Once you get outside of your own country's region, generally you can just put one set of shipping costs for each entire region (and uncheck countries that you cannot ship to). One exception I know of is when shipping from the US, Ruperto Rico and the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean have much cheaper shipping than their neighbors, being US territories, so you'll want to set up overrides for those if you live in the US.

 IMPORTANT: Save often! This is a lot of work to lose if something goes wrong!

I hope this post helps! The screenshots above come from my own website